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Swallows and Amazons Tearoom & Restaurant at Bank Ground Farm

Bank Ground Farm Lake | Bank Ground Farm, Coniston LA21 8AA, England
+44 15394 41264
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (26 reviews)
“lentil stew” (2 reviews)
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British, Cafe, Fusion, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bank Ground Farm Lake | Bank Ground Farm, Coniston LA21 8AA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic lunch. Probably best sandwich I'd ever had (homemade bread, walnut, apple and cheese). They made my wife a hot mixed veg lunch (not on menu) because she was gluten intolerant.

Thank Antony P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and i visited on saturday was a lovely fantastic courgette and lime cake and proper tea in comfortable surrounding. I am a chef so loved the home made cakes not like alot of places sponge mix with added bits.

Thank trelawneyman
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My favourite tea room/lunch place in Coniston. Living locally it's nice to have somewhere that doesn't just offer the standard menu. The lunch menu is varied and interesting, the cakes are amazing, everything is home made and delicious. If the sun is shining can sit...More

Thank ReadyForAnotherHol
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Most certainly the best food we had all week in the lakes. Quirky venue (in a good way). Excellent staff and stunning views. Will definitely go back.

Thank DJHIpswich
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Can't recommend this place more highly. Lovely views of conniston, the lake, the old man and fells. Lovely food and great service. Make the effort to travel round the head of the lake from conniston town and enjoy this lovely spot.

Thank Karaskar
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had a marvellous lunch here, went for a big walk and returned for Afternoon Tea. Magical spot with fantastic views. Bonus to visit the 'house' from the original S&A film.

Thank Pgalore2k
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We were staying at Bank Ground Farm, and took the opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea in the garden. The refreshments consisted of tea and well brewed coffee, and a range of freshly baked scones and cakes on a self service basis. The garden area has...More

Thank seniorswimmer
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visit here very time we visit the lakes and enjoy scones, jam and cream overlooking the lake. Its a great place if you are looking Swallows and Amazons on the lake!

Thank 736alison
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We loved it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ what a lovely place to visit !! The views are fantastic we sat outside & had lunch which was so nice . The staff were so welcoming made us feel so comfortable ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I'd highly recommend this beautiful place 🍰☕️ just...More

Thank Clairemacca
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We had three evening meals while staying there. All the meat (lamb, beef, pork) is grown on the farm, but one night they were low in stock (no lamb or chook) so I opted for the whole Arctic char, caught in the lake. This was...More

Thank Emma H
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30 September 2017|
Response from lakelover908 | Reviewed this property |
We have only visited for afternoon tea. Sorry.
3 July 2016|
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Response from bargepoleLongWhatton | Reviewed this property |
We called in for tea, superb selection of cakes all home made and excellent service, not sure about lunch, evening meals need to be booked
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$34
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bank Ground Farm Lake | Bank Ground Farm, Coniston LA21 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41264
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The Swallows and Amazons Tearoom & Farm Shop/Restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. We serve light as well as hearty keep warm meals, homemade cakes, luxury ice cream and hot & cold drinks. We also have a great selection of wine and local Lake District ale for you to enjoy with your meal.The view from the tearoom and beer garden across the lake are sensational, it is no surprise that Bank Ground Farm inspired Arthur Ransome to write Swallows and Amazons during one of his stays. Easily accessible to both cyclists and mountain bikers. Many of Grizedale's routes run close by, so come and boost your energy levels and have a light lunch and cake! Bank Ground is on the edge of the lake, opposite the village of Coniston, so you can even arrive by boat! With a footpath on our doorstep, we are also accessible to walkers too, a mere 25 minute walk from the centre of Coniston! The restaurant is open in the evenings, however it is essential to book in advance as we are not open every evening. Occasionally we host events so please check our website to make sure we are open and avoid disappointment.
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